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Re: First Paddle!!!!
Posted by Petewp on Sep 9, 2004
You'll get used to its tippiness to the point you cautions will be involuntary as will any corrections. First paddle , if its a decent sea kayak will show its no wide barge like camp canoe. Effortless paddling for a little learning curve to get used to its stability is a cheap fare. Keep in mind, the skinnier surf ski's have nearly but not quite 10" width less at the full beam - and they paddle in waves I'd NEVER think about in my 22" wide kayak.
You'll get it by and by, tho atleast my first paddle as well was a serious wake up call to what I assumed would be a much steadier floating experience. But - she flys.
In Response to: First Paddle!!!! by Rob Johnston on Sep 7, 2004